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Neptunes International Backpackers
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“So much potential”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Was just staying in grey mouth one night and this did the job.

It's a shame because it has so much potential. Massive place, 2 tv rooms, spacious bedrooms, huge DVD catalogue ( even though some DVDs we wanted to see couldn't be found in their cases) and free Internet and breakie.

It's just not managed well. The bedrooms were fine but the downstairs rooms had a peculiar smell which disturbed the ambiance. Also no card machine so had to pay cash which nowadays is just unacceptable.

But ok if you don't mind a big building going to
Waste

  • Stayed June 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Had a fine stay here, Steve, the owner and the long term residents were very friendly and helpful, and we would recommend Neptunes to anyone needing an affordable place to stay overnight in Greymouth.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

The hostel is a bit run down and the decor is pretty old fashioned which you will probably either love or hate. The place is clean though and there is plenty of space to hang out in with a couple of lounges and a bar. The rooms were clean however they advertise themselves as having no bunk beds however my room had a couple of bunk beds that were all super high with no rail on the side that made me a bit uneasy sleeping in them!

Really I can't see why you would stay in Greymouth, I only stayed here because it was a compulsory overnight stop on the Magic Bus, but if you find yourself stuck here its not a bad option mainly due to the free unlimited wi-fi/internet. the free home cooked scones are tasty too although maybe it would be nice if they had a set time that they gave them out each evening. Staff are pretty friendly too which helps.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Neptunes backpackers, Greymouth

Great hostel, good beds, nice staff, clean and organised.
Could have more fridge place.
Nice common-area to chill, even open fire.
Would cme back for 2nd visit :)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Newcastle
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Sums up Greymouth: tatty and decrepit. The owner seemed to think that the price was reasonable but clearly hasn't realised that hostels have moved on a little in their spec and upkeep in recent years. Took one look round the place (both the hostel and the entire town) and decided to drive on 2 hours further to Franz Josef where for a dollar per night more we got something like from another planet. Talking to other travellers further round the South Island, they all raised an eyebrow and a chuckle at mention of this place.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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We stayed here for 2 nights. The building is on the old side, but the very friendly staff and the free bakery and internet makes worthwhile to stay. Kitchen and other facilities good.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

I stayed at neptunes for 4 nights, the kicthen was a good size for hostel. Free use of computers and wifi always a bonues. Friendly helpful staff, free lifts to and from the train station. Separate DVD lounge from sky, pool and computer room. Enjoyed my stay very much, even scones freshly made by staff daily.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Property: Neptunes International Backpackers
Address: 43 Gresson Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Greymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overview.Superior Backpackers! We offer dorm rooms, double rooms, single rooms and family rooms. We have tent sites and power/unpowered campervan sites. We have 2 lounges with warm fires, All rooms have self controlled heaters. We are situated a short walk to the train/bus station and town centre. Freebies.We offer unlimited internet or/and wifi, you get user ID and password with your keys.Freshly made scones on site daily.All you can eat breakfast (winter)Free off street parking. We have a huge book exchange for you to get lost within the books!!Our pool table is a great way to socialise with a pool competition every night(summer and busy times), Bar tab for the winner and certificate. We do not charge for pool 24/7. Darts board. Spa pool. ... more   less 
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